ask theory, disaster risk, resilience, francis aldrine uy, usher technologies

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 126: Paano Ginagamit Ang Teknolohiya Para Sa Disaster Resilience?

Dr. Francis Aldrine Uy has been the Dean of the School of Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering at Mapua University, Manila for 15 years. He is the founder of USHER (Universal Structural Health Evaluation and Recording System) Technologies Inc., specializing in applying technological measures that can assess the health and safety of buildings for disaster risk reduction.

We talked about what resilience means, using localized technology for earthquake resilience, becoming a scientist and an entrepreneur, disaster risk reduction in the Philippines, taking USHER Technologies from idea to reality, and more.

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